Sunday, March 3, 2013

Review: Falling For You by Lisa Schroeder

Title: Falling For You
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Reviewed by: Cassie

Summary (from Goodreads)

Rae's always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He's nothing like her abusive stepfather--in other words, he's sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her...and the less she wants to give.

As Rae's affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans of her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous.

Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darkness... and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves.

Yet again, I felt, was false advertising. When you read this summary, what do you think of? Well, I don't know what you thought, but I believe a lot of readers though what I thought. I thought we would get an abusive boyfriend who makes Rae turn to Leo, a funny, sweet guy. But, being an abusive AND jealous boyfriend, Nathan would do something to land her in the hospital.

This will sound really messed up, but I wanted to read about that. It fascinates me, and I kind of wanted to see her reactions and thoughts, and what happened.

I won't say why I'm disappointed, but I was rather disappointed in this book. Leo AND Nathan did nothing for me, I didn't really like the story, and I just don't like contemporary in general.

But for those contemporary lovers out there, check this one out! I think it's actually a pretty decent one :)
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Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Title: Poison Princess
Author: Kresley Cole
Reviewed by: Cassie

Summary (from Goodreads)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance.

She could save the world--or destroy it.

Sixteen year old Evangeline "Evie" Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future--and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Devaux.

But she can't do either alone.

With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even htough he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can't totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?

Who can Evie trust?

As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it's not always clear who is on which side...

When you read that excerpt, what did you envision? Because I'll tell you what I envisioned. Two possible ways this book could turn:

1.) This could be a really awesome book with a seductive love and amazing action and battles. It wouldn't hurt to have really cool characters, too... Man, I was really hoping for this one!
2.) Then there was the chance this could turn out really lame and cliche with a cheesy, horny love with barely any plot-development or action.

Surprisingly enough, I didn't get either of these options. Not even CLOSE. What did I get?
Well, I got nightmares. That's what I got. Seriously, the night after I started reading this, I went to bed and woke up sweating because I was having nightmares about how the story could go... And, well I just happened to be one of the people getting a brutal death.

Because, ya know, there are a LOT of brutal deaths in this book.

Normally I am fine with messy situations, because it's just a book, right? But this was completely false advertising I felt. It didn't say there was gonna be any dark and evil and brutal deaths, but there were many. This was actually a really dark book, not anything like I was expecting. Now, that is NOT a bad thing. I was just surprised.
I must say though, the writing was very well-done. It could very well be turned into a good movie.

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